“Hey Mom?” asked Little Ebuka, “Can you give me N1,000?”

“Certainly not,” She replied.

“If you do,” he went on, “I’ll tell you what Dad said to the maid when you were at the hair saloon.”

His mother’s ears perked up and, grabbing her purse, she handed over the money. “Well? What did he say?”

“He said, ‘Hey Ekaite, could you make sure I’ve got clean socks tomorrow.'”